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Eldon Puls

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NEW HOLLAND -- Eldon Chris Puls, 70, of New Holland died Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006, at 3:20 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln.

There will be a private family service the following day.

Mr. Puls was born and raised on the New Holland farm that he worked on each day.

He was born July 26, 1935, to Chris and Leona Maaks Puls. He married Nancy Miller on Jan. 12, 1958, in Lincoln and together they shared nearly 50 years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife, of New Holland; one daughter, Debra Willis of Greenview; three sons, Jeffrey Puls of Williamsville, Randall (and wife Betty) Puls of Pekin and Rick (and wife Sarah) Puls of New Holland; three sisters, Bonnie Raths of Avon, Ind., Dona McLaughlin of Rock Falls, and Carol Buckles of Suwanee, Ga.; and four grandchildren, Krystle, Katelyne and Kiefer Willis of Greenview and Nathan Puls of New Holland.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He proudly raised his four beautiful children on the farm and taught them the values of good country living. He was a longtime member of the Logan County Farm Bureau.

Memorial donations may be made to the family or to the Middletown Rescue Squad and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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'Ted' Johnson          Send a link to a friend

LINCOLN -- A celebration of life service for Ted Johnson will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with Pastor Dan Wissmann officiating.

Teddy "Ted" Wayne Johnson, 60, of Lincoln died April 4, 2006, at 12:20 a.m. at his home.

Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Johnson farmed in Logan County and also worked for Broadwell Township for many years.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army from Oct. 25, 1965, until Oct. 24, 1971.

He was born June 5, 1945, at Lincoln to Lloyd and Florence Amberg Johnson.

He is survived by two sisters, Glenda (and Dean) Downing of Lincoln and Nancy Thompson of Lincoln; treasured friend Karen Ackerman of Lincoln; two nieces, Sara (and Greg) Horchem of Lincoln and Jill (and Jerry) Uhrine of Thompson Station, Tenn.; and four great-nephews, Joshua, Justin and Jason Horchem and Samuel Uhrine.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He enjoyed farm life, good friends and neighbors, and family celebrations. His interests included reading, travel and hiking.

He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1963.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Immanuel Lutheran Church or Hospice Care of Illinois, 720 N. Bond St., Springfield, IL 62702-9914.

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